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Berlin In Your Pocket

Berlin In Your Pocket

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Essential, locally produced city guide to the capital of Germany, with hotel, restaurant, bar and club reviews as well as sightseeing and event and cultural information. Updated every two months.
Essential, locally produced city guide to the capital of Germany, with hotel, restaurant, bar and club reviews as well as sightseeing and event and cultural information. Updated every two months.

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Published by: In Your Pocket City Guides on Jun 04, 2008
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06/02/2014

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Berlin
World Cup
Where to watch the
Fußball 
Festival season
Parades & Pride, Volksfest & Fête
June - July 2014
Maps Restaurants Cafés Nightlife
 
Sightseeing Shopping Events Hotels
N°69 - €1.75
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Contents
Berlin Prenzlauer Berg 
42
 The gentrified north
Berlin Friedrichshain 
46
Worker’s paradise, student’s playground
Berlin Kreuzberg 
49
Immigrants, anarchists and hipsters
River Tours 
57
Sailing down the Spree
City Tours 
58
Guided walks, bike rides and drives
Maps & Index
Street register
60
City map
61-63
Public transport map
64-65
Index
66
Transport 
5
Getting around by S&U
Sports in Berlin 
6
All about Berlin’s top teams
World Cup 2014 
7
Where to watch the
Fußball 
Basics 
8
Essential travel tips
Culture & Events 
9
Roll up for theatre, shows and cinema
Berlin Mitte 
19
 The delights of the city centre
Berlin Charlottenburg & The West 
32
Genteel western Berlin
BERLIN BOXES
Scattered throughout the guide you’ll find boxes with more information about these topics:Berlin in books 23Cold War Berlin 40Erasmus Student Network 8Hotels in Berlin 31 Third Reich Berlin 41
SYMBOL KEY
T
 Child friendly
U
 Facilities for the disabled
V
 Home delivery
E
 Live music
N
 No credit cards
M
 Nearest S/U-Bahn station
B
 Outside seating
G
 Non-smoking room
S
 Take away
R
 Internet
W
 Wi-Fi
Additional symbols for hotels
P
 Air conditioning
A
 Credit cards accepted
L
 Guarded parking
H
 Conference facilities
F
 Fitness centre
K
 Restaurant
D
 Sauna
C
 Swimming pool
Dinner price guide
 The number of euro symbols in our restaurant, café and nightlife reviews indicates the approximate price level based on a main course with a glass of wine.
€€€€
 Expensive; more than €30 per person.
€€€
 Not cheap; €20-30 per person.
€€
 Middling; from €10-20 per person.
 Cheap; less than €10 per person.
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ForewordTransport
Eight years ago, in 2006, Germany had the honour of hosting the World Cup football matches, and what a nation-changing spectacle it was. This year the tournament takes place in Brazil, and as the German team has a good chance of making it quite far, there will be little respite from football madness in Berlin this summer. On game nights, expect the bars to be packed with anxious viewers, and the pavement benches in front of the screens at Kreuzberg’s Späti all-night shops to be crowded as well. There’s more fun to be had on Berlin’s streets; in June the huge Karneval der Kulturen parade rolls through Kreuzberg, and the Gay Pride festival, Christopher Street Parade and Fête de la Musique also all take place within a few weeks of each other. Thankfully there are many places to escape the parties, with Berlin’s parks at their best in June and July, and several museums putting on excellent exhibitions this year.Whatever you do this summer, don’t hesitate to email us your comments and suggestions at berlin@inyourpocket.com. Enjoy Berlin.
CZECHREPUBLICSOUTHAFRICADUTCHCARIBBEANPOLANDROMANIAHUNGARYSERBIABOSNIAALBANIAGREECEFYRMACEDONIABULGARIAMONTENEGROITALYCROATIASLOVENIAAUSTRIASWITZERLANDUKRAINEGEORGIABELARUSLITHUANIALATVIAESTONIARUSSIAGERMANYBELGIUMNETHERLANDSNORTHERNIRELANDIRELAND
COVER STORY
 The skyscrapers at Potsdamer Platz tower over the train station entrance and the exhibited remains of the Berlin Wall. It was here that the border between East and West Berlin cut right through a formerly legendary nightlife district. In the 1990s the district was built up again from scratch, and is a tourist favourite.
CITY CARDS
Discounts are a welcome relief, so if you are planning to travel around town a lot and see more than one museum, get a reduced rate card. Note that students and youths may get better reductions at museums using their student ID cards.
BERLIN WELCOMECARD
 The
Berlin WelcomeCard
is a combined transport and reduction card (museums, bike tours/rental, boat tours, etc) valid for zone AB or zone ABC (which includes Potsdam and Schönefeld airport). Cards are valid for 48 hours (AB €18,50, ABC €20,50), 72 hours (€25,50/27,50) or 5 days (€32,50/37,50). There’s also a 72-hour variety (€38,50/40,50) that includes free admission to the five Museumsinsel museums. Cards are sold online and from BVG ticket machines, tourist offi ces, S-Bahn offi ces, hotels and kiosks. The similar
CityTourCard 
 (www.citytourcard.com) is a little cheaper, with restaurant, bar and club discounts geared towards younger travellers: 48 hours (AB €16,90, ABC €18,90), 72 hours (€23,90/25,90) or 5 days (€30,90/35,90).
Q
www.berlin-welcomecard.de.
MUSEUM PASS BERLIN
50 museums, including the permanent collections of the
Staatliche Museen
(state museums), can be visited with the Berlin Museum Pass (€24/12, valid three days). It’s for sale at the museums, tourism offi ces and online.
Q
www.berlin-welcomecard.de.
Publisher
In Your Pocket GmbHAxel-Springer-Straße 3910969 Berlin Tel: +49 30 27 90 79 81Fax: +49 30 24 04 73 50germany@inyourpocket.comwww.inyourpocket.comISSN 1611-9037
Printed by
 Druckteam GbR Berlin.
Circulation
 20,000 copies bimonthly The public transport map is used under license no. BVG-0079.11.
Editorial
 
Editors
 Jeroen van Marle, Philippe Krüger, Christina Knight
Research
 Cecilia Engvall,
Layout
 Tomáš Haman,
Photos
 Jeroen van Marle (JvM), Emilie Guilland (EG)
Maps
 Kartographie Eichner,
Cover
 © Christian Draghici | Dreamstime.com
Sales & Circulation
General Manager
 Stephan Krämer
Production Manager
 Philippe Krüger
Accounting
 Martin Wollenhaupt
Advertising Managers
 Philippe Krüger, CoCoMedia (cj@coco-media.de)
Copyright notice & Editor’s note
 Text and photos (unless otherwise stated) copyright pocket publishing GmbH. Maps copyright cartographer. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form without written permission from the copyright owner. The brand name
In Your Pocket 
 is used under license from UAB In Your Pocket (Bernardinu 9-4, Vilnius, Lithuania tel. (+370-5) 212 29 76). The editorial content of
In Your pocket 
 guides is independent from paid-for advertising. We have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of all information and assume no responsibility for changes and errors.
Although Berlin is lodged in the middle of the great empty vastness of northeast Germany, it’s very well connected to the rest of civilisation by bus, train, Autobahn and air. Once in Berlin, you’ll wish that your home town had such good public transport.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Berlin’s integrated network of
U-Bahn
 (
Untergrundbahn
, underground trains),
bus
, and
Straßenbahn
 (trams) run by BVG and
S-Bahn
 and
RE
 (
Schnellbahn
 and regional commuter trains run by DB) usually works like a dream. Just remember the number or colour and end station of the line you want to use, and you’ll be navigating the labyrinth-like stations like a local.Most S/U-Bahn trains, buses and trams run every 5-15 minutes during the day. M buses and trams run every half hour at night; U-Bahn trains run every 15 minutes on weekend nights, with N buses following their routes every half hour (starting from Hackescher Markt) on weekday nights.
Tickets
can be used on all BVG, S-Bahn and local RE train services. Vending machines have instructions in English and accept coins, often bank notes and cards too. Berlin’s AB travel zone contains nearly everything; you’ll only need an ABC-ticket for Potsdam and Schoenefeld airport.With an
Einzelfahrschein
ticket (AB-zone €2,60, ABC €3,20) you can travel one-way for up to two hours with unlimited transfers; it’s cheaper to buy four tickets at once (Vier
-Fahrten-Karte
, €8,80). Buy a €1,50
Kurzstrecke
 (short distance) ticket if you want to travel up to three S/U-Bahn stops, or up to six stops by bus or tram. If you anticipate a lot of travelling, get the
Tageskarte
 (day ticket, valid until 03:00 the next morning; €6,70) or the
seven-day pass
 (€28,80). Groups of up to five people are best off with a
Kleingruppenkarte
 (group day ticket, €16,20). The multi-day
Berlin Welcomecard
 (€18,50-38,50) is valid for transport and some attractions.Before boarding the S- or U-Bahn, always
validate
 
your ticket
by punching it in the yellow or red machines near the end of the platforms. On buses and trams, the machines are on board. Public transport uses the honour system, and there are regular checks by uniformed and plainclothes
inspectors
. If you are caught without a valid ticket you’ll be fined €40 on the spot.
BVG
 The
Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe
 run the U-Bahn, buses and trams. Their handy trip planner can be found at www.fahrinfo-berlin.de.
Q
tel. +49 30 194 49, info@bvg.de, www.bvg.de.
TAXIS
Berlin’s friendly and ubiquitous beige Mercedes taxis can be called or hailed on the street. They can also be found queing at S/U-Bahn stations and near nightlife hotspots. Not all taxis accept credit cards, ask when you book. Prices are the same day and night; flagfall plus the first kilometre is €3,40; then up to 7km it’s €1,79/km, thereafter €1,28/km. Waiting costs €25/hr. For short hops hail a taxi already driving in the direction you need to go and immediately ask for the
Kurzfahrstrecke
tarriff; €4 for 2km. By the way,
Funk 
 means radio.
CITY FUNK 
Q
tel. +49 30 21 02 02, www.cityfunk.de.
FUNK TAXI BERLIN
Q
tel. +49 30 26 10 26, www.taxifunkberlin.de.
TAXI FUNK 
Q
tel. +49 30 44 33 22, www.taxi443322.de.
WBT FUNK TAXI BERLIN
Q
tel. +49 30 26 10 26, www.funk-taxi-berlin.de.
WÜRFEL󰀭FUNK 
Q
tel. +49 30 21 01 01, www.wuerfelfunk.de.
CYCLING
As long as it’s dry, getting around Berlin is really best done by bicycle. It’s a flat city, there are plenty of cycle paths and wide bus lanes for you to use and you see so much more from the saddle than from the U-Bahn train window. Note that cycling on the pavement is illegal and may get you fined, even though everyone does it. Cycling across town may take a while, though for €1,60 you can take your bike on an S/U-Bahn train too. There are dozens of
bike rental
 places, most charging €10-12 per day. The urban bike trip planner www.bbbike.de can suggest low-traffi c and cobblestone-free routes across Berlin.
 ABOUT IYP
We have come a long way in the 22 years since we published the first
In Your Pocket 
 guide - to Vilnius in Lithuania - so much so that we are today the largest publisher of locally-produced city guides in the world. The recent publication of a guide to the islands of the
Dutch Caribbean
 - our first in the Western Hemisphere - has taken the number of guides published each year by
In Your Pocket
to well over five million, spread across more than 100 cities on three continents. And there is more to come: make sure you keep up with all that’s new at
In Your Pocket 
 by liking us on
Facebook 
 (facebook.com/inyourpocket) or following us on
Twitter 
 (twitter.com/inyourpocket).

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